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Visa investment program set to expire; South Florida developers count on short extension

Glenn Minnis Apr. 21, 2017, 3:03pm

The EB-5 visa investment program faces an uncertain future when it officially expires April 28.

Florida prosecutor sues governor after he removed her from death penalty cases

Glenn Minnis Apr. 21, 2017, 2:51pm

ORLANDO — Florida state attorney Aramis Ayala has filed a pair of lawsuits against Gov. Rick Scott aimed at reversing his order to take criminal cases away from her based on her public declaration that she will no longer seek the death penalty in any case.

Florida appeals court orders new trial for tobacco case that produced $23.6B verdict

Glenn Minnis Mar. 5, 2017, 2:46pm

TALLAHASSEE — An appellate court in Florida has ordered a new trial in a cancer-related case in which tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds was ordered to pay a record-high $23.6 billion judgment.

Former Rodes Farms chef claims she was wrongfully fired

Glenn Minnis Feb. 24, 2017, 5:20pm

FORT MEYERS — A Lee County woman has filed suit against former employer Rodes Farms Inc., alleging that the Florida-based seafood restaurant wrongfully terminated her after she complained about unpaid payment for overtime work.

Broward judge reprimanded by Florida Supreme Court

Glenn Minnis Feb. 13, 2017, 3:58pm

TALLAHASSEE — A Broward County circuit-court judge, who admitted “undignified conduct” while sitting on the bench, has been publicly reprimanded by the Florida Supreme Court.

Orlando state attorney's employees fired after alleged drug use

Glenn Minnis Feb. 9, 2017, 9:20pm

ORLANDO — The six female workers recently fired from the Orlando State’s Attorney office after the newly elected top prosecutor learned of their alleged drug use have no legal grounds to fight their terminations, according to one attorney.

Overtime violation suit against Carlisos Construction dropped

Glenn Minnis Jan. 10, 2017, 1:13pm

 FORT MYERS – A wage violation suit against Carlisos Construction Inc. by a former employee has been dropped.

Bucs' Winston settles suit with former FSU classmate

Glenn Minnis Dec. 26, 2016, 2:32pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has settled a sexual suit involving a former Florida State University classmate, but the details of the compromise are likely to forever remain cloaked in secrecy.

Court to hear appeal in State Farm 'trade secret' dispute

Glenn Minnis Dec. 19, 2016, 3:52pm

FORT LAUDERDALE – A three-judge panel is slated to hear appeal arguments just after the new year in the simmering “trade secrets” dispute between State Farm Florida and state insurance regulators.

Florida pharmacy owner to pay $4.25 million fine

Glenn Minnis Dec. 2, 2016, 1:24pm

ORLANDO -- A Florida compound pharmacy owner is the latest proprietor in an ongoing probe to agree to reimburse the federal government millions of dollars in fines over alleged billing violations of the Department of Defense’s TRICARE program.